1. Vietnam
  2. Thua Thien-Hue
  3. Hue, Vietnam
  4. Vinh Moc Tunnels

Hue: Full-Day Demilitarized Zone Tour

Product ID: 33744
Explore the Demilitarized Zone of Vietnam on a full-day tour from Hue City, and discover the battleground demarcation line between the Communist North and free South that divided Vietnam into 2 separate states. Visit ethnic villages, and much more!
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick-up from any hotel in Hue City
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the war between Vietnam and the USA between 1954 and 1975
  • Experience the charming nature of the forests, mountains, and rivers of Quang Tri province
  • Explore the Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • See US combat bases and learn about army surveillance
  • Explore the historic DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) that ran along the Ben Hai River 60 miles north of Hue City
Full description
Discover the historic Demilitarized Zone of Vietnam, recognized by the Geneva Conference on 21 July 1954 on the 17th parallel, temporarily dividing the country into 2 states.

Your guide will take you to Quang Tri province, where you will visit the Church of La Vang, and Dong Ha town, location of an important US Marine Combat Base, providing surveillance of the troops across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

See Doc Mieu base, part of an elaborate electronic system intended to prevent infiltration across the DMZ. Explore Hien Luong Bridge (Peace Bridge), built from steel by the French in 1950.

At Cua Tung Beach, see where the Ben Hai River flows from west to east just south of the 17th parallel. Explore the Vinh Moc tunnels complex deep in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone.

After lunch at a local restaurant, learn about the ethnic minority people and see the Dakrong Bridge across the Dakrong River. Explore the Ho Chi Minh Trail, which ran from North Vietnam to South Vietnam through neighboring Laos and Cambodia.

Continue to Rock Pile base for American long range artillery, and Khe Sanh combat base in the rolling mountains and forests of the valley.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Guide
  • Drink
  • Lunch
  • Entrance tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Personal fees
  • Tips
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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We only booked the evening before at 6 p.m. and had a nice confirmation directly via the whatts app. The trip with Mr. thý was an incredibly impressive experience. We were picked up right on time at the hotel in the old town, and received totally nice. We got an incredible amount of information about Vietnam, the DMZ, people's attitudes and contexts in mega good English. The lunch was simply an incredibly great and delicious experience. the car and driver were well looked after, safe and very careful .... would book it again !! We were back at the hotel at 6.30pm.

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February 21, 2020

We were very happy after a full day in the DMZ zone. Our guide was a war veteran which made it even more interesting. He was very capable and gave us a lot of history from all the stops. February is a good month, as there are not so many tourists. We were down in the Vinh Moc tunnels and we were the only tourists there at the time, which was really good. Apparently, there are a lot of tourists during the April-June season.

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February 13, 2020

The trip was very interesting, impressive and touching.

The trip is only recommended. We had an incredibly nice guide with Jack, who told us a lot. Any time!

July 25, 2019

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